The Student Support Services program mission is to provide participants with individualized assistance that contributes to their academic achievement, enabling them to accomplish their educational and career goals. The program also offers students a supportive community on campus comprised of other students, faculty and staff.
As mandated by Congress, the students served must demonstrate an academic need for assistance and be from a family of limited income or a family where neither parent has received a four-year college degree. Students with disabilities are also eligible to participate. A total of 300 students at UW-Eau Claire currently participate, joining more than 4,000 other students who have been involved in this program since it was established at UW-Eau Claire.
Student Support Services is funded by a federal TRIO grant of $450,581 for the 2020-21 program year. This funding accounts for 100% of the project's total costs.